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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 25, 2006

In this message:

- Courses Closed: PSYF/FHSP 792/892 and ETHI/PSYC 753/853
- Carrie Newcomer in Concert
- Serve as an Army Chaplain
- BTI Newsletter Available
- Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party
- Luncheon Conversation with Andy Lang
- JOY Spirit of Play Series
- Walk The Labyrinth
- Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing

Courses Closed
PSYF/FHSP 792/892 Non Violence: Path to Social and Personal
Transformation and ETHI/PSYC 753/853 Professional Ethics are closed.

Carrie Newcomer in Concert - Friday, March 24
The Andover Newton Faith Youth Institute (FYI) is proud to present a
benefit concert featuring award-winning Rounder Records
singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer. Seating is limited, and is offered on
a first-come, first served basis (for the Andover Newton community only
before Feb 6). Order tickets soon, and bring a friend or a group. Cost
is $15, or $12 for students at any school, and for prospective students
attending Andover Newton's Conference on Ministries, March 24-25 (see Come hear this spiritually rooted, socially
conscious artist whose 10 albums include Refugees and Regulars, Betty's
Diner, and Gathering of Spirits. Carrie has shared the stage with Alison
Krauss, Roseanne Cash, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and her work has been
lauded by Jim Wallis and Parker Palmer, among others. (see
Carrie will also be offering a workshop: "When the Soul's Great Joy
Meets the World's Great Need: Exploration of Faith and Vocation,
Activism and Art." (time TBA) This event is free for prospective
students attending the Conference on Ministries. The cost for others is
$20 for the workshop alone, or $35 for the workshop and concert.
To order tickets, send a note with check or cash to Faith Youth
Institute, c/o ANTS 210, Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459 (no
shipping or handling fee!). To order by credit card, contact Nancy
Stuart in the Business Office, or ext. 287. For more
information call Alex Kern or Matt Carriker at 800-964-2687, ext. 313 or
267 or email with "Carrie Newcomer Show" in the subject
Proceeds from this show support the Faith Youth Institute, Andover
Newton's annual ecumenical program for teens exploring leadership,
vocation, spirituality, urban service, and social change, scheduled for
July 8-16, 2006 on the them "Blessed are You!" (see and nominate a young person today!).

Serve as an Army Chaplain
While some are called to serve God, others are called to serve their
country. Those who serve both are known as Army National Guard
Chaplains. It's a calling that brings with it some very special
responsibilities. The Army Chaplaincy offers Ministers, Priests, Imams
and Rabbis the unique opportunity to guide Soldiers and their families
through life's triumphs and tragedies. They are involved in the
Soldier's "Circle of Life," from births and baptisms, to confirmations
and marriage, to illness and last rites. Every day, Army National Guard
Chaplains positively affect the lives of Soldiers and their families. As
a spiritual leader, you'll be helping young men and women become
effective Soldiers in body, mind and spirit.

The Army National Guard has more than 1832 units located in more than
2700 communities across the 54 states, territories, and the District of

Being a National Guard Chaplain is a "Mission Trip " Serving God and

For More Information Please Contact:

Gary A Burdick

Chaplain Career Services Phone 800-562-1266

For The Army National Guard E-mail

BTI Newsletter Available - January 24, 2006
The January 24, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at

Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
February 16, 2006
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Sponsored by The Academic Dean's Office, the Andover Newton Bookstore
and Massachusetts Bible Society, and the Franklin Trask Library

Come meet the authors at this festive celebration of recent
publications! Our past and present faculty are a busy bunch - come meet
ten faculty members, adjunct faculty and faculty emeriti who have
recently published books.

A complete schedule is online at:

Luncheon Conversation with Andy Lang
Thursday, January 26
Noon in the Dining Hall

Andy Lang will be visiting Andover Newton on Thursday, January 26. He
will be available for an open conversation on "Homosexuality and the
Ministry" over lunch in the Dining Hall at Noon on Thursday. Bring your
lunch and come join the discussion!

Later that afternoon, Lang will meet with the Board of Directors of the
Interreligious Center on Public Life at Hebrew College. His topic will
be his perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Controversy in the Church and

Andrew Lang is the founder of, the web site of the United Church
of Christ. For nine years he was director of web ministries for the
United Church of Christ's national office in Cleveland, Ohio. Before
joining the UCC's Office of Communication in 1993, Andy was a daily
newspaper reporter, Capitol Hill press secretary and magazine editor.

JOY Spirit of Play Series
Pastors, Parents, Chaplains, Seminarians, Doctors, Nurses, Family
Caregivers, Health Care Providers

SELF CARE is not an option for caregivers! Here is an Rx for Renewal:
Find Joy through the Spirit of Play!!

7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

At The Meeting House

-Reconnect your innate creativity.
-Receive the gift of grace and renewal.
-Re-energize your life with imagination.
-Relax, laugh out loud, have fun, experience amusement.
-Replenish your body through movement, voice, song, and story.

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a
ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness. She is a graduate of
the InterPlay Leadership program, a degree in education, and M.Div. from
A.N.T.S. She has served local parishes for twenty years. This series
will be part of a D. Min research project in Faith Health and
Spirituality. The voluntary content shared in the sessions will be used
in seeking to find the possible effects of play on personal wholeness
and communal formation. Confidentiality will be maintained.

Walk The Labyrinth
Every Thursday Night all semester in the Meetinghouse
Anytime between 6:00 and 9:30 p.m.

Come discover this ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage in search of
the sacred. Leave behind your stress, quiet your mind and turn your path
over to God.
On Thursday, February 2 from 7-8 p.m. will be guided walks for
All are invited.

Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing Mon., Jan. 30
The student-led worship group will be holding a special service of
anointing on Monday, January 30th at 2 p.m. in Colby Chapel. Amanda
Ladegard and Jason Bachand will facilitate the anointing of oil and of
the Holy Spirit to bless and commission students as we enter the Spring
semester. All ANTS community members are welcome!

Contact: Jason Bachand
Amanda Ladegard

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225